Order of Mrs. Murphy Books
Mrs. Murphy is the central character in a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Rita Mae Brown. The eponymous character in the series, Mrs. Murphy, is actually the cat of 30-something divorcee Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen. Together, they solve mysteries in the town of Crozet, Virginia.
Rita Mae Brown began her Mrs. Murphy series in 1990 with the novel Wish You Were Here. After over 20 novels, the series is currently ongoing. The series is “co-authored” by Sneaky Pie Brown (Rita’s cat). Below is a list of Rita Mae (and Sneaky Pie) Brown’s Mrs. Murphy books in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronological order):
Publication Order of Mrs. Murphy Books
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Mrs. Murphy Synopsis: Wish You Were Here is the first in Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown’s Mrs. Murphy Mysteries. Crozet, Virginia is a small town full of secrets, which explode when a murder occurs. Mary Minor “Harry” Haristeen is the owner of a tiger cat named Mrs. Murphy, a Welsh Corgi named Tucker and… a pending divorce. She also has the curiosity of a cat and can’t stop reading other people’s postcards. People are being murdered and Harry recalls seeing a postcard with a tombstone that read “Wish you were here” on the back. Quickly, Mrs. Murphy and Tucker are on the case in order to protect their human companion.